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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Copper Copper everywhere!

I just cant decide on this one..
One minute I love it the next I dont...
Ive decided to add a wee touch of really shiny copper in some shelf brackets...
& a more muted copper in a photo frame...


 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Jiggle Ma Wiggle Shed...

Ive worked so hard today..
Getting rid of lots of old furniture from my sheds..
I have organised, cleaned and scrubbed....
I am bloomin.....Knackered!
Back Garden is all lovely and tidy...
Planting a few fruit trees or 3 next....


Botanical touch..bedroom


A touch of the Botanics...
Pretty...
I am on the lookout for a new bed...well second hand :)



Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Garden 2017

All the work I have done in the garden over the past 5 years is really paying off...
Its LUSH!!!
I love it...
I love my life!!!


Monday, 8 May 2017

Edwardian Chair.

I think this is an Edwardian chair with its tapered legs,
rolled arms and rectangular back with no upholstery.
But I am no expert and not completely sure!
I picked it up for £15.00
I thought it would be perfect for a wee reading /crochet chair.







I just quickly wadded and covered it,
I had some duck egg blue upholstery fabric in the cupboard.


Friday, 5 May 2017

Finished Rug.

I really enjoyed this project..
It cost around £8.00 ...( if that :)
and it Didnt even take that long....

Cotton String Rug











Thursday, 4 May 2017

Rug update

Ok im now onto the second part of my rug...
attaching all the string tassels.
Which has taken a good 8 hours.
So far the rug has cost me around £5.00
This should take another few days at least to finish..
Theres just something very Boho about the way this wee project has turned out....


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Rug update.

Pound store, cotton string, rug Update.
ooh its getting bigger...
Taking ages but getting there...


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Oversized ruler...

I made this last summer...
I decided to waterproof it and put it outside this year :)
I think I have choked half of Selkirk with the amount of spray varnish I used!
Im going to get some nice colourful paint and paint the brick work next.

Garden Fun


Friday, 28 April 2017

No frills String rug.

I found the string in one of those cheap stores, poundland or something like that....
3x 40 metre lengths for £0.69p
I thought this would be great to make a small washable bathroom rug.
The string is tough and feels quite robust,
 but plyable enough to work with and put in the washing machine.
Ive only used 1 1/2 packets so far...
 


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Front Garden..

I find it extremely difficult to take a good picture of the garden...
It really does look better in real...
I love this time when everything comes alive and starts to bloom :)




My neighbours sister Gwen made me this fantastic rustic birdhouse...
Im going to make a sign for it today and call it "The Gwendy Hoose"
 


 My Gallery Wall :) ...it will be...when I add more...




 Pallet shelf and alice in wonderland sign :)



 Victorian bathtub pond :)






My singer table/potting table.







Friday, 21 April 2017

Vestibule Hall

Vestibule Hall... (I wish! )
If you cordon off a small section at the front door it can create a similiar feel...
I have been thinking about building a fake wall here with a doorway...
...The reason I created this area ? ...
I have painted floors...
So sick of painting this area..
...over and over and over....
Vinyl tiles are brilliant for those winter months..... 
..especially if you have a dog..





 





Into the front garden view...












Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Book Collecting..

One of the many addictions on which I suffer is book collecting...
be it flower arranging, cross stitch, macrame or dough crafts..
I have a rather large collection..
Most of them range from around the mid century..
a few older books...and some a little younger...
All are to do with the arts and crafts..
One day I say to myself I will sit down and read them all !!! 
I picked up this one today..
(I actually picked up 6 but this one was my most visually pleasing)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sewing Nook tips...


My wee sewing nook
Try and set up your sewing space where there is lots of natural light...
You don't need a huge work area a small desk is enough...
Keep your most used tools in handy jars at your desk..
If your sewing nook is in a shared room...keep it tidy and organised ...
try to keep it as aesthetically pleasing as possible!
Lots and lots of gorgeous boxes and jars they will all be out on show :)




Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Mustard /Yellow Chunky knitted cushion

I bought this from TKmax in the reduced section...
There were a few tears but nothing that couldn't be easily mended...
Not bad for a few pounds....


Mid Century Italian Florentine Tray.

Trolling the Galashiels charity shops yesterday I found this piece...
A gold gilt Florentine tray...
I nearly missed it tucked away behind some rather ugly green mugs...
This is an Italian work of art..mid century.






























Thursday, 23 March 2017

More spring cleaning...

Another room all clean for my mums visit... :)
I love when everything is all clean...
It doesn't stay like that for long though... 
Gabe and his muddy paws!



 



Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Spring time already.......

I love these outdoor rugs...
They are great for muddy paws...
You just wipe them clean..
I actually washed all the runner and small rugs in the bath the other day...
they came out like new!

I have my Mum coming this weekend and its officially spring time...
The house is long due for a spring clean...

Bedroom all clean :)





Friday, 10 March 2017

D.I.Y Basic Breakfast bar..

This little breakfast bar provides more kitchen work top space .......
I bought a 1000mm by 620mm ...
I took a bit off the side which I used for the legs...
The breakfast bar chair I got from a Hawick second hand shop for a fiver!!!
I had some left over paint in the shed so I did some mixing and came up with this petrol blue. 




Sunday, 26 February 2017

Upcycling tins

This is a fab wee project and really quick..
Covering aluminium tins with printed papers..
I put a few coats of varnish on them just so they can be wiped clean..
Tins can be used for so many things..
A few holes in the bottom and they make great plant pots..
Utensil holders... pens and art and craft storage.

I used a coffe mate tin...
Which is quite large with a lid..

My one is holding my bags of coffee for the French press..


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Mid Century Mirror..

I got this frameless long chained round mirror from Hislops in Selkirk..
He gave me it for £5..
Bargain or what...
I love this shop..




Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sheep skull decorating...



For this project I just printed off a design ..
Using A craft knife I cut out the shape as close to the line as possible....
Then glued it on...
 


Cosy Hallway

A little bit more relaxed ...


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Monks Bench Upholstery update...

When I first got the bench I quickly reupholstered it with some panel pins
and made a big cushion...
I never really did like the big sausage cushion...
Today I wadded and tacked the fabric down :)
Much better...

Tacked top panel  and sausage cushion...

Wadded and tacked down..